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August 20, 2013

Cowboys return home after training camp

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IRVING, Texas —

The second-year running back out of North Texas had eight rushing attempts for 45 yards and caught six passes for 83 yards in the preseason games.

“Explosive. He’s just one of those guys who can turn like a 5-yard play into an 80-yard play,” Bryant said.

Bryant had a bulky wrap around his right thumb, which he jammed during camp. He was quick to say that his thumb is great, and his performance during camp and in the games (seven catches for 129 yards) certainly indicates that.

As for making the transition from California camp to being at home, defensive tackle Jason Hatcher said it was good for him.

“Seeing my wife and kids ... it was great,” Hatcher said. “I was excited to come in and have this early practice.”

Hatcher then looked into one of the television cameras and requested that Garrett keep the morning practice schedule.

Cornerback Orlando Scandrick said the only thing that changed for him was not having a camp cafeteria for meals.

“I go home and there’s no food in my refrigerator,” Scandrick said. “Work is work. I’m excited about this season, taking the next step and winning games, and being a good football team.”

Notes: The Cowboys waived/injured LB Alex Albright, DT Travis Chappelear and DE Toby Jackson. ... LB Anthony Spencer, who had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee four weeks ago said he has no doubt about playing in the season opener Sept. 8 against the New York Giants. Spencer is building up strength in the weight room and isn’t back on the field yet. ... Safety J.J. Wilcox had not returned to the team yet following his mother’s death last week. “We do anticipate him coming back at some point this week,” Garrett said.

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